MANKON FONDOM: THE TREASURE HOME OF GRASSFIELD CULTURE

ABOUT MANKON : Religion


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In Mankon there is freedom of worship. Christian denominations, Moslems and traditional religions coexist. Many individuals combine beliefs and practices of Christian religion with traditional religion. Traditional religion here involves the veneration of ancestors and the belief that people, animals and natural objects are invested with spiritual powers. Holy places or shrines often include forests, streams, tress or groves, stones, burial places of ancestors and sacred house in compounds of clan and lineage heads. Most of these ritual sites are usually enclosed and access is generally forbidden to the public. These are often sites of propitiatory. Prominent sacred sites in Mankon include some parts of the Alankie Heritage Site and the royal cemetery in the present palace where rituals that promote fertility and good fortune for the fondom are performed. The practice of divination is also abound in Mankon. Diviners or soothsayers are often consulted by the people when one dies or when a calamity or misfortune occurs. The dead is treated with reverence by the people and they hold strongly that there is life after death.

Musongong ritual

 
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